Monday, June 2, 2014

Health news from the net 2 June 2014.

Health news 2 June, 2014.
Do you enjoy reading about health as much as I do?
Here are links to a few health and nutrition related articles I was reading today. Click on the links for the full article and to read them from the source. Hope you find them interesting.

Lyndal @ Lean Green and Healthy

Is your diet making you gain?
This article was originally published in Prevention Magazine

If you're trying to slim down, you've probably amassed a menu full of calorie-cutting tips and tricks. So it may come as a shock to learn that many of the ones you've sworn by are actually keeping you fat. "In their quest to lose weight, many women unknowingly sabotage themselves," says Elisa Zied, RD, an American Dietetic Association spokesperson and author of Feed Your Family Right! Here, six well-intentioned approaches to weight loss that can go awry, and the expert and research-proven ways to drop pounds for good.

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Is it safe to cut the mould off food?
This article was originally published in News @ CSIRO

The short answer is that it’s a lot safer than not cutting it off.
Some moulds make and release poisons, called mycotoxins, into the food that could, over time, make you very sick. Why they do it is not especially well understood but that doesn’t make it any safer.
Some mouldy foods should simply be discarded (ideally, to compost). For others, though, you can salvage and use the unaffected parts without exposing yourself to a health risk. That’s good if your mouldy food is an expensive, vintage cheddar cheese!

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I didn't quit sugar
This article was originally published on The Nutrition Guru and the chef

Let’s do this Gurus! Let’s help our friends and families.
Let’s spread the word that fruit is not the enemy when eaten in the right quantities and shouldn’t be categorised into ‘high and low fructose’.
In a time where statistics show that Australian’s are not eating the recommended amount of fruit, let’s spread the word that fruit contains a gabillion health benefits including the ability to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, organ damage, Type 2 Diabetes and can promote weight loss. It can help us live a longer life.
It’s a gift of nature!

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Are you exhausting yourself for weight loss?
This article was originally published on Nat's nutritious delicious 

When we think weight loss, we think exercise and nutrition right? But how much emphasis do you place on one or the other? Do you have the proportion right?  
Let’s face it, the weight loss industry is a multi-million dollar industry, consisting of shakes, powders, pills, expensive gym memberships, celebrity endorsements, guaranteed promises too good to be true, and of recent times, reality television – no prizes for which program I’m referring to. As such, this industry has the potential to polarize populations, and already we are seeing these effects.

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